About CFAI Hearings

The Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) holds public hearings twice annually. Hearings are held in the Spring and Summer. Agencies seeking initial accreditation or re-accreditation (every five years), come before CFAI following a peer team visit. The peer team leader presents the recommendations and findings of the peer team during the hearing. Following comments from agency representatives and questions from the 11-member Commission, they render a vote on granting accredited status. CFAI hearings are live streamed. Observing CFAI hearings is a great way to learn about the accreditation process and how agencies worldwide are using the CFAI model to continuously improve their outcomes.

Revised Protocols

Due to the impact of COVID-19, CFAI issued revised hearing and site visit protocols. The links below provide an overview of the protocols issued for 2022 and the prior protocols issued through December 31, 2021.

Click here for Current Hearing and Site Visit Protocols for 2022

Below are two sample accreditation hearing videos so your agency can become familiar with the CFAI hearing process.